Press Release: Oregon Right to Life Wins in State Supreme Court

Salem, OR–The Oregon State Supreme Court has denied disgraced former State Representative Matt Wingard’s appeal in his lawsuit against Oregon Right to Life and other defendants.

Wingard first filed his lawsuit in June 2016, following his defeat in the Republican primary for House District 26. Today’s decision follows a February Oregon Court of Appeals decision that found Wingard did not meet the requirements to stop an anti-SLAPP motion filed by the defendants.

“Of course this is a great day for Oregon Right to Life, but more importantly this is a great day for free speech in Oregon,” said Lois Anderson, Oregon Right to Life executive director. “The right to communicate freely with voters about candidates was upheld. Rest assured we will continue to work to make sure voters are informed about candidates on their ballots.”

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